University of South Florida — Associate Professor and Director of Nutrition Program

Seeking to accelerate our vision to be the exemplar catalyst for innovation and advancement in public health, both locally and globally, the University of South Florida College of Public Health invites applications for a non-tenure earning faculty position on the Practice Pathway at the rank of Associate Professor to serve as the Director of the COPH Nutrition Program. This position will lead the development of a Nutrition concentration in the COPH nationally recognized MPH Program that will encourage participation from undergraduate students in COPH, as well as, students from across the state and nation. 

Ranked 16th nationally among public health degree programs by the 2022 U.S. News & World Report, the USF College of Public Health is home to a limited access master’s program in nutrition linked to an accredited Dietetic Internship. Interest in nutrition education more broadly has grown significantly among students at all degree levels across the colleges of USF Health as have opportunities for collaborative partnerships in research and to advance practice. Thus, the need for a comprehensive Nutrition concentration in our MPH degree program that is separate from the existing Nutrition and Dietetics concentration that includes a Dietetic Internship. This is an opportunity to build work with a dynamic faculty actively engaged in shaping the future of public health through innovative curricula, transformational research, and community partnerships designed to create positive collective impact on health. We seek individuals with expertise in nutrition who are passionate about public health and who share our interest in practice-based and inter-professional education and multi-sector collaborations.  

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. USF has numerous research and health care partnerships through agreements with hospitals and not-for-profit organizations in the metropolitan Tampa Bay area to include the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa General Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center (NCI-designate), as well as many other clinical, social and community based organizations. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News & World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. With more than 16,000 employees, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of all employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first-class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more. To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

Part of USF Health, which includes the core colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Pharmacy, and the schools of Biomedical Sciences and Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, the College of Public Health was founded in 1984 as the first college of public health in Florida and consists of a multidisciplinary faculty of 84 scholars, professionals and leaders serving the educational needs of more than 4,500 students in bachelors, master’s and doctoral degree programs. COPH is organized into four Strategic Areas: Global and Planetary Health; Interdisciplinary Science and Practice; Policy, Practice and Leadership; and Population Health Science. Our faculty select their strategic area of interest and are encouraged to engage in transdisciplinary research and teaching with faculty from across the college. We are transforming curricula and degree programs at all levels; we are engaging in translational research and the translation of that research to practice; and we are committed to public health workforce and systems development, locally and around the world. In addition to the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science and Practice, COPH is the home of several other Centers that conduct inter-professional research, policy and practice. See the COPH website at to learn more about our dynamic and innovative faculty and College.

USF Tampa is located in a dynamic and growing metropolitan area of over three million residents and offers a wide-range of cultural, artistic, athletic and recreational activities, excellent public schools, close proximity to Gulf of Mexico beaches, and an affordable cost of living.

See directions below to access the USF Careers posting for position minimum and preferred qualifications. 

Closing Date: Positions will remain open until filled. Review of complete applications will begin September 21, 2022.

Salary & Benefits:  Nationally competitive salary with excellent benefits.

To apply:  Candidates must complete an online application and upload the documents listed below to be considered for this position. Please visit and access “Work at USF” and then click on Access Careers@USF and search for Job Opening ID 31541. Documents to be uploaded with the application include a letter of application addressing the advertised minimum and preferred qualifications for the position to which applying, a CV, and a list of three references. Review of application will not begin until all required documents are uploaded into Careers. References will not be contacted without notifying applicants in advance. 

According to Florida law, search records, including applications and search committee meetings, are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access institution. Applicants who need disability accommodations in order to participate in the selection process should notify Sheri Shakes at (813) 974-6494 or TDD (813) 974-1758 at least five working days in advance of need.